Daily Digest

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Daily Digest

HIGHLIGHTS

    Senate agreed to S. Res. 483, to provide for related procedures concerning the articles of impeachment against Donald John Trump, President of the United States.

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S287–S441

Measures Introduced: Eight bills and five resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 3218–3225, and S. Res. 479–483.
Pages S434–35

Measures Passed:

Organizing Resolution: By 53 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 26), Senate agreed to S. Res. 483, to provide for related procedures concerning the articles of impeachment against Donald John Trump, President of the United States, after taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S377–S431

Rejected:

Schumer Amendment No. 1284, to subpoena certain White House documents and records. (By 53 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 15), Senate tabled the amendment.)
Pages S385–86, S386–94

Schumer Amendment No. 1285, to subpoena certain Department of State documents and records. (By 53 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 16), Senate tabled the amendment.)
Pages S394–95, S395–S401

Schumer Amendment No. 1286, to subpoena certain Office of Management and Budget documents and records. (By 53 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 17), Senate tabled the amendment.)
Pages S401–06

Schumer Amendment No. 1287, to subpoena John Michael ``Mick'' Mulvaney. (By 53 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 18), Senate tabled the amendment.)
Pages S406, S406–12

Schumer Amendment No. 1288, to subpoena certain Department of Defense documents and records. (By 53 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 19), Senate tabled the amendment.)
Pages S412–16

Schumer Amendment No. 1289, to subpoena Robert B. Blair and Michael P. Duffey. (By 53 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 20), Senate tabled the amendment.)
Pages S416–20

Schumer Amendment No. 1290, to prevent the selective admission of evidence and to provide for appropriate handling of classified and confidential materials. (By 53 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 21), Senate tabled the amendment.)
Pages S420, S420–22

Schumer Amendment No. 1291, to subpoena John Robert Bolton. (By 53 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 22), Senate tabled the amendment.)
Pages S422–28

Schumer Amendment No. 1292, to provide that motions to subpoena witnesses or documents shall be in order after the question period. (By 53 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 23), Senate tabled the amendment.)
Pages S428–29

Schumer Amendment No. 1293, to allow additional time to file responses to motions. (By 52 yeas to 48 nays (Vote No. 24), Senate tabled the amendment.)
Pages S429–30

Schumer (for Van Hollen) Amendment No. 1294, to help ensure impartial justice by requiring the Chief Justice of the United States to rule on motions to subpoena witnesses and documents. (By 53 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 25), Senate tabled the amendment.)
Pages S430–31


Impeachment of President Trump: Senate, sitting as a Court of Impeachment, resumed consideration of the articles of impeachment against Donald John Trump, President of the United States, taking the following action:
Pages S289–S431


Administering the Oath to Senators: In conformance with Article I, section 3, clause 6 of the United States Constitution, and the Senate Rules on Impeachment, the Chief Justice administered the oath to Senator Inhofe.
Pages S289–90

So that the Senate may have a complete documentary record of the proceedings in the Impeachment, the following documents were submitted for printing:

1. The precept, issued on January 16, 2020;

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2. The writ of summons, issued on January 16, 2020; and

3. The receipt of summons, dated January 16, 2020.

4. The answer of Donald John Trump, President of the United States, to the articles of impeachment exhibited by the House of Representatives against him on January 16, 2020, received by the Secretary of the Senate on January 18, 2020;

5. The trial brief filed by the House of Representatives, received by the Secretary of the Senate on January 18, 2020;

6. The trial brief filed by the President, received by the Secretary of the Senate on January 20, 2020;

7. The replication of the House of Representatives, received by the Secretary of the Senate on January 20, 2020; and

8. The rebuttal brief filed by the House of Representatives, received by the Secretary of the Senate on January 21, 2020.
Pages S290–S377

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for certain floor privileges during closed impeachment proceedings.
Page S377


Executive Communications:
Pages S433–34


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S435–36


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S436–38


Additional Statements:
Page S433


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S438–41


Record Votes: Twelve record votes were taken today. (Total--26)
Pages S394, S401, S406, S412, S416, S420, S422, S428–29, S430–31


Adjournment: Senate convened at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 and adjourned at 1:50 a.m. on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, until 1 p.m. on the same day. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S441.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 6 public bills, H.R. 5659–5664; and 1 resolution, H. Con. Res. 84, were introduced.
Page H334


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H334–35


Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows:

H.R. 3301, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions, to provide disaster relief, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–379).
Page H334


Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative Butterfield to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H333


Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Rev. Benjamin Hogue, Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Washington, DC.
Page H333


Quorum Calls--Votes: There were no Yea and Nay votes, and there were no Recorded votes. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 10:02 a.m.

Committee Meetings



No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D29)

H.R. 2385, to permit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a grant program to conduct cemetery research and produce educational materials for the Veterans Legacy Program. Signed on January 17, 2020. (Public Law 116–107)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

JANUARY 22, 2020

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold hearings to examine the 5G workforce and obstacles to broadband deployment, 10 a.m., SH–216.

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Committee on Environment and Public Works: to hold an oversight hearing to examine the Economic Development Administration, 10 a.m., SD–406.

Select Committee on Intelligence: to receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters, 10 a.m., SH–219.

House

No hearings are scheduled.

CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

Week of January 22 through January 24, 2020

Senate Chamber

During the balance of the week, Senate expects to continue consideration of the articles of impeachment against President Trump.

Senate Committees

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: January 22, to hold hearings to examine the 5G workforce and obstacles to broadband deployment, 10 a.m., SH–216.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: January 22, to hold an oversight hearing to examine the Economic Development Administration, 10 a.m., SD–406.

Select Committee on Intelligence: January 22, to receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters, 10 a.m., SH–219.

House Committees

No hearings are scheduled.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

1 p.m., Wednesday, January 22

Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Senate will continue consideration of the articles of impeachment against President Trump.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

2 p.m., Friday, January 24

House Chamber

Program for Friday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 2 p.m.


Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Boyle, Brendan F., Pa., E61

Cloud, Michael, Tex., E61

Davis, Susan A., Calif., E61

Simpson, Michael K., Idaho, E61

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